Netflix saw the threat in the popular game Fortnite Battle Royale

This year in 2019 we expect a large streaming service in addtition to Netflix and Amazon, Twitch WarnerMedia. Disney will join the race, plus Apple has not just stated about shooting its own TV shows – Cuperttins will hardly give away their content to third-party platforms. However, Netflix is not so much worried about these competitors as the game Fortnite.

Epic Games ”Fortnite Battle Royale” certainly has been a knockout hit. This online game title generated $2.4 billion in revenue for 2018, from industry analyst firm Superdata, with  200 million players. There are thousands of competitors in this highly-fragmented market vying to entertain consumers and low barriers to entry for those with great experiences. If you’re wondering how much Epic is raking in from all this, by the way, a source for TechCrunch reported in December that the company grossed a $3bn (£2.3bn) profit in 2018. Research by SuperData found Fortnite alone generated $2.4bn in digital revenue this year (thanks, Gamesindustry.biz).

Another Netflix issue is YouTube. When the video service in October became unavailable for several minutes around the world, the statistics on views and logins to Netflix accounts began to go off scale. The company wants to lure this audience to itself. Last year, Netflix revenue was $ 16 billion.

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